PORTLAND, OR -- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 is pleased to announce the hiring of Kenneth Freedman as NewsChannel 8 Director of Sales and Marketing. Freedman brings to this position more than 25 years of varied national and local sales experience in large media markets across the U.S.
Freedman comes to NewsChannel 8 from KSTU Television in Salt Lake City, where he has worked as Vice President/General Sales Manager since 2003.
"We are very excited to have Ken join our station," said NewsChannel 8 President and General Manager Paul Fry. "I'm confident his strong track record of success in all levels of sales management will be a great asset to the NewsChannel 8 team."
Prior to taking the position at KSTU, Freedman led successful sales teams at WOFL-TV, WRBW-TV and WKMG-TV in Orlando. His sales management experience began at Blair Television and HRP in New York City, where he quickly worked his way up from Account Executive to Vice President/Sales Manager.
Freedman earned his Bachelor's degree from Kent State University. He is married with four children. He begins his new position at NewsChannel 8 on Oct. 30, 2006.
KGW is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,700 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available atwww.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.